Friday Football Tips: Marcone looks tuned in for another card

Ivan Marcone
Ivan Marcone has been booked in nine of 29 games this season

Bookings delivered for our props column on Thursday night and we have another cards bet for Friday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Elche.

"With the teams both also in the top seven for yellow cards collected, there’s no doubt this game has the potential for bookings."

Back Ivan Marcone to be booked @ 15/8

Real Sociedad v Elche
Friday 7 May, 20:00
Live on FreeSports and LaLiga TV

Friday's La Liga clash promises to be hard fought with much on the line.

Real Sociedad lead the chase for European football, sitting fifth coming into matchday 35. The picture is clouded by Villarreal's participation in the Europa League final but essentially, finishing fifth is important if the San Sebastian-based side want to play in Europe in 2021/22.

With just a one-point cushion to sixth, a win is vital, especially after a stuttering run which has brought just two wins in their last eight.

They should be confident of getting it given Elche's position in the table of 19th. However, that means they are in the thick of a relegation battle and are sure to give everything here. They are just one point from safety so a win here would take them out of the drop zone.

With the teams both also in the top seven for yellow cards collected, there's no doubt this game has the potential for bookings and it could well pay to bet accordingly.

The man who makes most appeal is Ivan Marcone.

The Elche defensive midfielder looks sure to be in for a busy night with Real's attack only bettered by Barcelona and the two Madrid clubs this season.

Currently on loan from Argentinian side Boca Juniors, Marcone been carded in nine of his 29 games this season. In his last 19 games for Boca, he was carded on 11 occasions.

Admittedly, the referee, Adrian Cordero Vega, could be better but he's still averaging over four cards per game and notably has booked Marcone in two of the three games in which their paths have crossed.

At 15/8, I'm happy to back Marcone to be booked again here.

Click here for Dan Fitch's weekend La Liga preview and tips

Column P/L

Staked: 49pts
Returned: 43.72pts
P/L: -4.28pts

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